(Closed) Don’t like photog’s personality but love her work…should I go with her?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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4485 posts
Honey bee

Keep looking. Personality is very important and if you don’t mesh with each other, you will have problems. You will also come across as stressed and unhappy in your pictures and you can’t retake any. Surely there is someone else out there whose work you love who has a personality that meshes with yours much better than hers does. Even if you have to pay extra for them to travel. From what you have described of her, I would run away asap becasue she is very rude and unprofessional.

Take a look at projectwedding.com in the vendor reviews section, and even look in other areas if need be if you are open to them travelling to you.

Post # 4
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762 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t think the problem is that you don’t like her, I think it’s that she’s extremely RUDE! I would look around more and see if there are any polite photogs who also produce great work. If u still like her work that much then I guess put up with her…

Post # 5
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4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Wow, bad salesperson, and unprofessional. I’d book someone else. Even if her work is great, if you don’t mesh well with your photographer, you’re going to have some uncomfortable pictures.

Post # 8
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106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would go with someone else. Relationships with vendors are like any other relationship…sometimes you click and sometimes you don’t. But I think it’s important to pay attention to your instincts here and it seemed like a lot of red flags went up. I’ve been in the same situation with a few of my vendors and wondered, how did they get such reviews from so many people? But sometimes it just comes down to personality.

Post # 9
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394 posts
Helper bee

keep looking, please! you are going to spend so much time with your photographer on your wedding day so you really should like their personality as much as you like their work. If you dont like them and are even a little uncomfortable with them it will show in your photos.  i’m sure if you keep looking you will find someone whos work and personality you adore!

-kelly

(a pro wedding photog myself)

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I agree with the above posts. You can find another good photographer whose personality will click with yours. The last thing you want around that day is someone who makes you self-conscious or uncomfortable, and believe me, the photographer is around the ENTIRE time, it’s the one person who you interact most with on the wedding day after your husband.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Keep looking – if this is how she is when she’s trying to book your wedding, it’s only going to be worst during the wedding itself. Don’t do it!

Post # 12
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348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Definitely go with someone else! Your compatibility is just as important as her style. We were debating between two photographers, one of whom was more expensive, but I liked her photography a little more. The other one was literally half the price, but I wasn’t as in love with the pictures. My Fiance and I met with the one we were feeling so-so about, and our personalities instantly clicked. She totally understood my vision for our pictures, and I had total confidence in her. Our engagement pictures turned out great, and I have no doubt that it’s because we both feel so comfortable and at ease with her. The other photographer? She stood me up for our initial consultation after I’d driven an hour, and then claimed I’d never confirmed the time with her, even though I had the entire email conversation saved. Even after that, she kept pushing me to drive back out to meet her. No thanks! I’m so grateful I went with the person we did, and knowing how well we get along puts me at ease. You definitely need that on your wedding day!

Post # 13
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1080 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

personality is HUGE. IMO she sounded like a brat. Find someone who you are comfy with, its worth it!

Post # 14
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382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I agree- you will probably find someone else’s photos that you like just the same with a better personality if you keep looking.

Post # 15
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875 posts
Busy bee

Keep looking!  E-pics are not a priority photo.  Yes it’s fun to have artistic ones, but I’ve seen clever and cute engagement photos taken by friends and family members for free!  You aren’t going to want an album of just the two of you from a random day…  that you were engaged…  You are going to want beautiful wedding photos!  Skip that photographer… and go with the one you know and like!

Post # 16
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732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - The Tower Club

Don’t do it!

Your photographer is the only vendor that is with you all day, every moment, the day of your wedding. This woman sounds insecure (and kind of mean!) and I would avoid her.

The up-selling is really common and annoying, but the thing that bothers me the most is that she kept second guessing your choices (she’s already attacked your choice of photographer, location, and your braces!). You don’t want to wake up on the wedding day wondering what the snarky photographer is going to say about your dress, your makeup, your fiance, etc.

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